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May 2, 2014 4:00am EDT
find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are watching "the pulse." i'm guy johnson. >> and i am francine lacqua. coming up, a bloomberg exclusive. we speak with the south african finance minister as a nation sets to go to the holes. >> the army in ukraine has become an operation to retake ovyansk. pressure is reporting that two helicopters have been shut down and one pilot killed. down and oneshot pilot killed. heather, can you give us the latest on the situation, vis-a-vis the offensive? protests on labor the situation here has become increasingly tense, as you mentioned. there was an antiterrorist operation by ukrainian forces to slovyansk. we have had two statements, one from the interior ministry saying this operation started about 4:30 a.m. today. they have circled the town, taking control of nine roadblocks as interior minister and the head of the national guard and the defense minister are on the spot there. they are demanding the release
May 1, 2014 4:00am EDT
unions are marching in russia's red square for mayday. communisthe year the union dissolved. when we come back, we are joined by the ceo of fast future research to talk about whether your job is in danger. tech is taking over. mayday, mayday for the labor market. ♪ >> welcome back. you are watching "the pulse." you are looking at live pictures from athens, the center of greek -- i don't know, demonstration over the last few years. we have seen some major demonstrations. it is made a they are may day they areay celebrating today. we are looking at different stories out of istanbul where we are seeing teargas being used. unemployment, a big focus today. this is the celebration of labor , celebration of workers rights. it is a good day to look at a story that is changing for all of us. the landscape of labor is changing. tech is changing everything around us. let's talk about what happens next. the fast future research ceo is here to join us. how do we need to think about what is going on in our world? the pace of change is the wuthering. jobs are going to be affected in ways we haven
Apr 30, 2014 4:00am EDT
say about russia. oil -- likeg, like all of the oil companies, interests in russia. they have a plant in the far east where they have partnered up with gazprom. they went to russia 12 days ago to meet with president putin and say it is really important to us, that plans. we would like to up capacity there by 50%. he got president putin's endorsement for that. that is good for shell. late last night, resident putin saying that if they ratchet up sanctions against russia, there are no need for any retaliatory measures just yet. russia may eventually have to re-examine, as he put it, cooperation with western energy projects. that will give all of the oil companies pause and it is something mr. van burden will be asked about today when he talks to investors. >> give us an update about shell and the ukraine. >> they really cannot beat this geopolitical situation in the ukraine. they were talking to the central government about developing gas in the east of the company -- of the country, exactly where the separatists in ukraine are now operating. there, lateright yesterday, we had pro
Apr 29, 2014 4:00am EDT
art market. >> let's stay with russia. the west has hit russia with a fresh round of sanctions. 'sd includes vladimir putin allies. >> we spoke about the impact of russian sanctions on business. >> for the moment, we are investigating the significance of the sanctions and coming back to practical implications. bp has a lot of exposure to russia. in profitst a drop today. there is a list of stories today that are making headlines. about the we knew people close to vladimir putin would be on this list. it is just him and it has a role bp.ct on >> and puts them in a pickle. largest 20% of russia's oil producer. the corporate entity has not been sanctioned and the ceo has. if you are bob dudley, you have a 20% stake and a seat on the board. -- as a u.s. in citizen, can you go to the board meeting or not? we heard them say they would have to investigate the sanctions a little more carefully and that is what we already heard from bp and i suspect we will hear that from bob dudley later in the day. one thing i will point out is that there are two lists. he is sanctioned in the un
Apr 28, 2014 5:00am EDT
european solution. >> president obama says new sanctions against russia will be unveiled today and will target sectors including high-tech defense. good morning to our viewers in europe. good evening to those in asia. a welcome to those waking up in the united states. i am guy johnson. >> i am francine lacqua and this is "the pulse." >> it has been a bit of a day when it comes to m&a. it is a merger monday. pfizer has confirmed a possible offer for astrazeneca. that's talk about what is happening in the pharmaceutical sector. here with me is manus cranny and sam. gentlemen, good morning. it has been a busy morning. we have bayer to talk about as well. let's start talking about this astro transaction. maybe this isn't such a great deal but is being driven more by pfizer wanting to put all that cash it has got sitting overseas to work rather than any rational use of that money. >> as you rightly say, there is quite a few variety of ideas coming out here. at the end of the day, when they broke the rumor last week, everyone was going, maybe it doesn't come and beat me it does make sense. ha
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